- ASIN: B0874XV7MT
- Publisher: 1609 Press LLC (20 April 2020)
- Language: English
- Print length: 322 pages
- Genre: Lawyers & Judges Biographies
The BookViral Review:
Browse the bookshelves and you will find a plethora of “how-to” books but Shaiken’s nonfiction release And… Just Like That: Essays on life before, during and after the law isn’t one of them. It does however make a fascinating read for those looking to form new habits or start all over with renewed vigour and passion.
Peppered with intriguing observational essays, short stories and poignant poems Shaiken gives us a read that is relatable, real and easy to digest as though he’s chatting to us directly. Taking us beneath the veneer of his life and the practice of Law as he reflects on his years as a bankruptcy lawyer and the constant itch to follow an altogether different path.
Smart, insightful, and warm Shaiken’s tone is uplifting and pleasantly humorous; quite a feat when discussing a career in the American legal system, distilling titillating observations into engrossing narratives that take us from forklifts to courtrooms before finally embracing his passion for the creative arts.
Shaiken’s experience isn’t unique. If it were then there wouldn’t be a voracious appetite amongst readers for Self Help and Personal Development books but the passion with which he writes and his refreshing level of candour quickly draws us in as he relays how he struggled to accomplish everything he thought he needed to in order to succeed.
An interesting read from an author who has quickly established his credentials And… Just Like That: Essays on a life before, during and after the law reminds us that time is finite and is particularly recommended to professionals considering an alternative and more rewarding path than the one they find themselves on.